Canadian Parliament debates Euthanasia Bill Today

Ottawa, October 31, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) -Â Bill C-407, the private-members bill proposing to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide is scheduled for its first hour of debate in Parliament on Monday, October 31, 2005. EPC was established in 1999 to prepare a well-informed, broadly based, network of groups and individuals who support measures that will create an effective social barrier to euthanasia and assisted suicide. According to Alex Schadenberg, Executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC), “Bill C-407 is a direct threat to the lives of the people with disabilities, people with chronic physical and mental pain and other vulnerable […]
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Toronto Catholic Cathedral Fundraiser to Support Condom-Pushing Effort in Africa

By John-Henry Westen TORONTO, October 31, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On November 10, 2005, Toronto’s St. Michael’s CathedralÂwill be holding a fundraiser for an event sponsored by St. Michael’s Catholic Hospital to provide “‘Life with Dignity’ to peopleÂaffected by HIV/AIDS in the developing world.” However, Catholics and pro-family groups are concerned that the St. Michael’s Hospital fundraising project, called “Angels in Africa”, contravenes the teaching of the Catholic Church and the best health options for people threatened with AIDS by promoting condom usage. The Angels in Africa campaign, according to the Catholic hospital website, is to fund a joint project of […]
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China’s anti-Choice champion – Canada comes to the rescue of forced abortion supporting UNFPAhttps://www.westernstandard.ca/website/index.cfm?page=article&article_id=1131 Conservatives must fight off Liberal mud-slinging if they’re to have a prayer of winning next electionhttps://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Columnists/Jackson_Paul/2005/10/29/1284391.html Ex-Gay Conference Meets with Massive Protest https://www.family.org/cforum/news/a0038421.cfm Voodoo Practitioners Scatter After Katrinahttps://www.breitbart.com/news/2005/10/31/D8DIUJMG0.html NY Times Not Sure Who Attacked Four Christian Girlshttps://newsbusters.org/node/2602 Documentary tying Arkansas guv Bill Clinton to spread of AIDS to screen in Hollywood next weekhttps://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=47128 The “Ding Dong, The Bush Is Dead” fever rages on – Mark Steynhttps://www.washtimes.com/commentary/20051030-100354-4543r.htm Post-Indictment, A Glut of Media Glee Over Bush Troubles?https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/30/AR2005103001204.html Internet Rules – The Miers denouement shows the power of the […]
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Brooke Shields Follows Celine Dion With Second Baby

By Terry Venderhaven HOLLYWOOD, October 31, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Movie star Brooke Shields is pregnant with her second child. She already has a daughter with her husband, TV writer Chris Henchy, conceived by in-vitro fertilization. Presumably this second child is also an IVF baby, although news sources did not reveal this information. Shields wrote about her experience of severe depression following the birth of Rowan Francis in 2003 in her book Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression. Australian researchers revealed in August that women who conceive through IVF are four times more likely to suffer from post-partum […]
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Bush Nominates Alito for Supreme Court – Abortion Rulings on Record

By John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, October 31, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – This morning US President George W. Bush nominated Samuel A. Alito as Supreme Court Justice. The announcement was well received by conservative groups as well as pro-life and pro-family groups. Alito, 55, is known to pro-lifers for his dissent in the 1991 case Planned Parenthood v. Casey. The case involved a Pennsylvania law that required women to inform their husbands prior to getting an abortion. While the 3rd circuit court struck down the law, Alito argued that problems leading a woman to abortion may be resolved by discussion with her husband, […]
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FDA Approves Neural Cell Trial that Proved “Catastrophic” for Parkinson’s Patients

PALO ALTO, October 31, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of foetal stem cells in human clinical trials to treat a rare genetic neurological disorder called Batten disease. The private California-based biotechnology research company, StemCells Inc., proposes to inject the foetal neural cells directly into patients’ brains, in an experiment that closely resembles two others with Parkinson’s patients in 2001 and 2003. Those experiments caused incurable side effects described as “devastating” and “catastrophic” by researchers. StemCells Inc. is a leader in lobbying for the use of living embryos for research, and is the […]
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Arizona Court Uses Non-Scientific “Pre-Embryo” Term in Ruling Against Couple

By Hilary White PHOENIX, October 31, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Arizona appeals court has declared that a “pre-embryo” is not a person and cannot be protected as one under the law. A Phoenix-area couple, Belinda and William Jeter, had brought a suit against the Mayo Clinic, accusing it of losing or destroying embryos they had left in the clinic’s care. The court’s decision was based on an Arizona statute that held that, to be protected, a foetal child had to be able to survive outside the womb. The court said it had tried to remain “neutral” in the highly charged […]
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